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Old 12-03-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Debian based 64Studio distribution. Nvidia driver.

I have just installed a new distro, witch is currently in development. Just in Alpha stadium. It's a distro for 64 bit amd and intel for music and other creative production (multimedia). It's based on Debian, and the folks behind Demudi also work on this one. Visit for more information.

The problem is that this distro is so fresh, Nvidia doesn't have any precompiled kernel layers for it! I have come so far that I have downloaded the binutils, make, and gcc. The gcc I got via apt-get si v4.0. The kernel is compiled with v3.4 I think. Thus the installation fails. :-( How do I remove gcc 4.0 and replace it with 3.4. (and no, it's not an option to recompile the kernel with gcc4.0. This distro is patched. Wouldn't have a clue how to patch it again. It's patched for low latency).

Is there someone how has knowledge about this distro, or where to get help with this. Or who can help from within here?

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Old 12-05-2005, 02:10 AM   #2
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export CC=gcc-3.4

If that dosn't work

cd /usr/bin && ln -sf gcc-3.4 gcc
Old 12-15-2005, 10:56 PM   #3
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i'm about to download the iso and wondered what you thought of this distro after you've used it for a week. You should be happy to know your posting is 6th on the google list when you search studio64.

also, what kind of laptop/box are you working with? specs if you will please.
Old 02-03-2006, 11:35 PM   #4
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Sorry for not replying before now.

Is it true? This post was number six on the list of google hits for 64studio? Hm. That says alot. The 64studio distribution is not well documented I think. The homepage for the distro is mostly for developers. Does not contain much relevant information for the users. That's my view anyway.

I just downloaded and installed the 0.6.0 alpha release. It looks very good. And now they have opted for the nv driver installed by default. Not the Vesa driver. Wich is good. Now I can use Xinerama. No need for installing the proprietary nvidia driver at all. Not for my use. I'm using 64studio for recording in Ardour mostly.

I have not jet tried the 0.6.0 alpha release fully jet. But it looks good. I can only tell you about my experience with the 0.3.0 alpha release.

But first my specs:
AMD 64 3200+
ASUS A8N Deluxe motherboard, nForce4 chipset.
1 gig ram.
M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard
sataII samsung 200 gb HD
To 17" CRT screens, wish they where LCD's, but they aren't :-(

I can only tell you about my experience with Ardour under the 0.3.0 release. 64Studio has a patched kernel for very low latency. This is superb. With my M-audio PCI soundcard (budget really)i get as little latency as 1.5 ms recording with JACK in Ardour!! Awesome!! There's nothing more to say. In Windows the best I could get was 5 ms! ALSA, JACK and the patched kernel really does magic. (allmost as if I am beeing fooled. But the reading says so. And the sound from my guitar is really responsive. No latency that I can hear. No at all. That does it for me. I'm convinced).

Ardour, as I know it from the 0.3.0 alpha release, is starting to get useful. There's some distance still to go, I think. But it's getting there. I'm really looking forward to try out 64Studio 0.6.0 alpha now that I've just installed it. I'll be back with more info when I've done so.

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